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Letter about the Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to John Jensen
Title : Letter about the Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to John Jensen Letter about the Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to John Jensen
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Source : Jensen, Jack, D 7720(L)
Date of creation : 1920
Format : Manuscript
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Letter, dated 3 January 1920, sent to Mr. WL Jensen, brother of Private John Jensen. It gives the text of the entry in the London Gazette dated 3 September 1919 about the awarding of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to John Jensen, and the description of the 'acts of gallantry' for which it was awarded.

Private John Jensen, D.C.M., M.M., was born at Spalding in South Australia. He volunteered on 19 August 1914 and departed Australia with the 1st Infantry Battalion. Jensen was wounded in action at Gallipoli and returned to Australia in January 1916. In November 1916 he rejoined the A.I.F. and served in France. In 1918 Jensen was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [D.C.M.] and the Military Medal [M.M.].

Related names :

Jensen, John, 1891-1949

Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :
Carlyon, Les. The great war, Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006

Gammage, Bill. The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books, 1990

Kent, David. From trench and troopship : the experience of the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1919, Alexandria, N.S.W. : Hale & Iremonger , 1999

Macdougall, Anthony. Australians at war : a pictorial history, Nobel Park, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2002

Robertson, John. Anzac and Empire : the tragedy & glory of Gallipoli, [Richmond, Vic.] : Hamlyn Australia, 1990

Internet links :

1918 Australians in France [Australian War Memorial]

AIF Database: Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918 [Australian Defence Force Academy]

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) See: History: World War 1

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]

Australian War Memorial See: Australians at War: Australian Military History Overview: First World War 1914-1918

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History & Battles: History Index [several sections about World War One]

The Great War Society

World War I and its Aftermath 1914 - 1921 [New South Wales High School Certificate (HSC) online]



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